Design and Development are interchangeable and should be revisited many times.
The Three most important to initial app development in this class are.
Discovery & Research: -What are users' primary goals and how can they achieve them?
Define: -Which information is of higher importance? How do I draw user' attention to them? -How should I incorporate the user feedback?
Design: -Prototyping offers a huge opportunity for increasing process efficiency?
For the next class you should prepare: A Discovery Document.
App Brief and Document: - Introduction to App - Project Goals - Application Specifications
User Persona: - Age, Home, Family Status, Work, Interests, Approach to the App, Wow Factor, & Apps he or she may already own.
Mood Board: - This functions similar to the persona but is a visual representation of who the consumer is. - Should be designed and incorporate photographic, illustrative and typographic elements.
WireFrame: - Simple visual layout apps screens and functions. - Can be very simple, line art and boxes really.
Further Development of the Discovery Document should entail:
- Paper prototypes, sketches with cut out buttons, photographed and used to refine layout possibilities. - Style screens, one from each level of the app showing design and function details. - Possible additional features for further updates of the app. - Further develop wireframe and begin to skin the app based on your style frames. - Decent style frames can easily be turned into a motion presentation for potential investor.